Move is a ‘major step’ in the future of town’s football club

Southend United football club has submitted a planning application for a new 22,000 capacity stadium in the Essex seaside town.

The ground, designed by architect Populous, incorporates a number of flats and would be built at Fossetts Farm

The club said it would keep supporters up to date on the proposed scheme.  

In a statement the club said: “The submission to Southend Borough Council represents a major step in the future of Southend United Football Club and we now look forward to learning the decision of the council in the coming months.

“Should the council approve the submitted plans it would be the club’s intention to commence construction without delay.”